Intensive Care Cost Analysis of Patients with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases from Two University Hospitals


İNAL M. T. , MEMİŞ D., YELKEN B. , SÜT N.

TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.27, no.4, pp.391-394, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5174/tutfd.2009.02156.1
  • Title of Journal : TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.391-394

Abstract

Objective: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death worldwide with a continued rising mortality rate, and it represents a major socioeconomic burden. The aim of this study was to examine the costs of acute exacerbation of COPD patients admitted to two different university hospital intensive care units.